I. noun (plural kazoos) Etymology: imitative Date: 1884 an instrument that imparts a buzzing quality to the human voice and that usually consists of a small metal or plastic tube with a side hole covered by a thin membrane II. noun (plural kazoos) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1968 slang wazoo

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  • kazoo — KAZÓO s.n. Instrument muzical rudimentar, la negrii din America de Nord, format dintr un tub închis la capăt de o membrană care vibrează o dată cu emisia vocală. [pr.: că zú] (din amer. kazoo < onomat.) Trimis de tavi, 13.07.2004. Sursa: MDN  …   Dicționar Român

  • kazoo — ka*zoo , n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A kind of toy or rude musical instrument, as a tube inside of which is a stretched string or membrane made to vibrate by singing or humming into the tube. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kazoo — 1884, American English, probably altered from earlier bazoo trumpet (1877); probably ultimately onomatopoeic (Cf. bazooka). In England, formerly called a Timmy Talker, in France, a mirliton. Kazoos, the great musical wonder, ... anyone can play… …   Etymology dictionary

  • kazoo — kazòo m <G kazòa> DEFINICIJA glazb. primitivno puhaće glazbalo napravljeno od male cijevi i membrane koja vibrira i proizvodi zvuk nalik saksofonu ili trubi, svira se poput »sviranja u češalj«; u uporabi u skiffleu, bluesu i kod amatera… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • kazoo — ► NOUN ▪ a simple musical instrument consisting of a pipe with a hole in it, over which is a membrane that vibrates and produces a buzzing sound when the player hums into it. ORIGIN apparently imitative of the sound produced …   English terms dictionary

  • kazoo — ☆ kazoo [kə zo͞o′ ] n. pl. kazoos [echoic] a toy musical instrument consisting of a small, open tube with a top hole covered by a membrane, as of paper, that vibrates to give a buzzing quality to tones hummed through the tube …   English World dictionary

  • Kazoo — The kazoo is a simple musical instrument (membranophone) that adds a buzzing timbral quality to a player s voice when one vocalizes into it. The kazoo is a type of mirliton a device which modifies the sound of a person s voice by way of a… …   Wikipedia

  • Kazoo — Un kazoo en métal Exemples de kazoos …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kazoo — Ka|zoo [kə zu:], das; [s], s [engl. kazoo, wohl lautm. für den Ton des Instruments]: einfaches flötenförmiges Rohrblasinstrument. * * * Kazoo   [englisch, ka zu:], ursprünglich ein magisches afrikanisches Instrument (Miriliton); besteht aus einer …   Universal-Lexikon

  • kazoo — [[t]kəzu͟ː[/t]] kazoos N COUNT A kazoo is a small musical instrument that consists of a pipe with a hole in the top. You play the kazoo by blowing into it while making sounds …   English dictionary

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